would this be a faulty hdd or could it be something else?
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May 7, 2012, 05:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Okanagan, BC
Cpu: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
mobo: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
gpu: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP
hdd: Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
psu: XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU
I tried reinstalling windows yesterday but no luck. Did a memtest, the bootable usb version, It did not find any errors throughout the night.
I also went on this forum:
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H B3 does not boot with RAM in 3rd and 4th slot - Motherboard Processor & RAM
and it said something about problems with reading the ram like how the manual says to lay them out, so I put them in the first 2 slots like they were suggested. The forum is a grammatical mess btw, kinda difficult and humorous to read. Also switched the cable to the hdd again.
reinstalled windows earlier today, when restarting after installing drivers there was a bluescreen on the windows boot up, and I restarted again and had the option to try and open it, which I tied and it worked, though windows is buggy like previous installs, and I'm sure it'll be out by tomorrow. Also got hdd scan and have my smart report here in pic, not sure the significance of them but it says there are errors, also tried a read test but it has said executing for hours and had no sign that it is doing anything. might try a different one.
also when I went to remove device to take out my usb (like seen in picture) I also have the option to remove my hdd or cd drive, I haven't seen it do this before.
I think I'll try a diff hdd scan, Does it look like something in particular to anyone? I think by tomorrow I might just take it in to a professional, because I don't have any extra working parts to test it against.
BTW thanks for the help and suggestions, I haven't had the time to fix this because of school, but now that its done I'm dying to get my new computer going.
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